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You can register for a new Mastercard Priceless Cities offer: each Mastercard credit card can receive rebates on spending for hotels, restaurants, and activities in New York City through December 31, 2020.
- $25 back per $100 spend on hotels
- $10 back per $20 spent on restaurants and activities
You can earn up to $100 in statement credits at 185 participating merchants.
I often say that it’s helpful to have at least one each of the three major flavors of payment cards (Visa, Mastercard, American Express – I don’t worry so much about Discover) because there are card type-specific offers you’ll want to take advantage of.
Currently New Yorkers will benefit most from this offer because of 14 day quarantine requirements in place for residents of many states upon entering (and for New Yorkers returning to the state from indicated states). Hopefully conditions will change and those restrictions will be lifted before the promotion ends.
Chase Freedom FlexSM earns 5% cash back on up to $1500 in eligible combined purchases in rotating categories, 5% on travel purchased through Chase, 3% on dining at restaurants and drugstores, and 1% on all other purchases.
There’s an initial offer to earn a $200 Bonus after you spend $500 on purchases in your first 3 months from account opening. And earn 5% cash back on grocery store purchases (not including Target® or Walmart® purchases) on up to $12,000 spent in the first year.
And it pairs nicely with the new best-ever Chase Sapphire Reserve® or Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card offer of 80,000 points after $4000 spend within 3 months, because when you transfer the Freedom Flex’s points to a Sapphire Preferred (or Reserve) you can then transfer the points onto airline miles or hotel points, or use them at greater value for statements credits through the new ‘Pay Yourself Back’ feature.